19 January 2015 | fluxu815
A Puppet Show Indeed
The Dark Side. We all have one. We accept it, we own it, but seldom, if ever do we share the thoughts,and images that come from it. In a perverse way we seem to enjoy knowing there is a side to us that's hidden from those people that think they have us figured out.
However, in a far deeper place in the mind, there is a darkness of a whole other kind. The thoughts that bubble up to the surface from this place can be so frightening that we quickly turn away from them in our mind's eye. Similar to happening upon an accident scene that turns out to be vividly gruesome, and we quickly turn our heads, hoping that those images don't follow us into our dreams that night. It is from somewhere deep in this darkness that " Franklin; A Symphony of Pain " was clearly born.
I congratulate, and commend the film makers for having the guts to take what they have dredged up from this forsaken place, and document it to film.
The running time of this feature is approximately 90 minutes, and when it was over I was left somewhat drained, uneasy, and surprisingly exhilarated. Mostly, I was left with a lot of questions about the themes, the characters, the unique soundtrack, and even my own affinity for stories from this dark side. Questions, I'm excited to say, that may very well get answered as I'm told a Prequel is in production. So many angles the film makers could come from to tell the origins of Franklin. So many other levels of darkness left to be dredged. Whatever it turns out to be I will watch, and so should you. After all, it's in our nature. We all have a dark side.